Industrial revolution, child life

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Life |
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for |
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Women |
and |
Children |
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during |
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the |
Industrial |
Revolution |
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was |
quite |
different |
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to |
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the ||
way |
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they |
can |
live |
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today |
. |
This |
page looks at |
some |
of |
the |
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things |
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that |
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women |
and |
children ||
were |
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expected |
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to |
do |
during |
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the |
industrial |
revolution |
and |
provides |
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source |
material |
to |
show |
what |
|people |
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thought |
of |
this |
at |
the |
time.  |
Children |
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during |
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|
the |
Industrial |
Revolution |
. |
At |
the |
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start |of |
the |
industrial |
Revolution |
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there |
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was |
no |
legislation |
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about |
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working |
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conditions |
in |
mills |
, |
factories ||
or |
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othe |
industrial |
plants |
. |
They |
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simply |
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had |
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not |
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been |
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needed |
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before |
. As |
factories |
spread |rapidly |
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the |
|
owners |
of |
mills |
, mines and |
other |
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forms |
of |
industry |
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needed |
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large |
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numbers |
of |
workers |and |
they |
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didn't |
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want |
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to |
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have |
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to |
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pay |
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them |
a |
high |
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wage |
. |
Children |
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were |
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the|
ideal |
employees |
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therefore |
! |
They |
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were |
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cheap |
, |
weren't |
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big |
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nough |
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or |
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educated |
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enoguh |
|to |
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argue |
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or |
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complain |
and |
were |
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small |
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enough |
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to |
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fit |
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between |
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tight |
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fitting |
|...
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